Indonesian Institute of Sciences
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesian
Indonesian language
Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia. Indonesian is a normative form of the Riau Islands dialect of Malay, an Austronesian language which has been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries....

: Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia or LIPI) is the governmental authority for science and research in Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

. It consists of 47 research centers in the fields ranging from social to natural sciences.


LIPI has various main competences, as follows.
  • Science and technology development
  • Geotechnology
  • Oceanography
  • Limnology
  • Metallurgy
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterial
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Informatics
  • Electrical engineering and mechatronics
  • Electronics and telecommunication
  • Social and cultural sciences
  • Economy
  • Population studies
  • Politics
  • Regional resources
  • Instrumentation and metrology
  • Quality control and testing

Public services

LIPI has launched and are responsible for several public services related to science, technology and research activities across Indonesia.
  • ARSIP (Scientific Data Mirroring Service)
  • Indonesia NTP (Network Time Protocol)
  • Public Cluster (open and free facility to perform distributed computing)
  • ISSN Online
  • FRP (Foreign Researcher Permit Online)
  • ISI (Indonesian Scientific Index)
  • Indonesia OSS (Indonesia Open Source Software)
  • Info H@KI (information on Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Jurnal Online (online journal management system)
  • KOKI (Online Calculator for Scientific and Financial Performance)
  • Indonesia MoW (Indonesia Memory of the World)
  • OPI (online professional organization and conference management system)
  • LIPI-IR (LIPI Institutional Repository)
  • SciBlog (online scientific web-log for scientific collaboration)
  • TESIS Online (archive and repository of theses works in Indonesia)
  • Uji Kalibrasi (calibration service)
  • LUP (Lab Uji Polimer)
  • LEWS (Lanslide Early Warning System)


LIPI directly or indirectly authorizes several scientific organizations in Indonesian, as :

Botanical Gardens

LIPI manages 4 botanical garden in Indonesia, which all developed during the Dutch
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 colonial period:
  • Bogor Botanical Garden, West Java
    West Java
    West Java , with a population of over 43 million, is the most populous and most densely populated province of Indonesia. Located on the island of Java, it is slightly smaller in area than densely populated Taiwan, but with nearly double the population...

  • Kebun Raya Cibodas
    Kebun Raya Cibodas
    Kebun Raya Cibodas is a 125-hectares botanical garden, located approximately 1,300-1,425 meters up on the slopes of Mount Gede, 23 kilometers to the northwest of Cianjur in the Cibodas subdistrict of West Java, Indonesia or around 100 kilometers from Jakarta...

    , West Java
    West Java
    West Java , with a population of over 43 million, is the most populous and most densely populated province of Indonesia. Located on the island of Java, it is slightly smaller in area than densely populated Taiwan, but with nearly double the population...

  • Purwodadi Botanical Garden
    Grobogan Regency
    Grobogan is a regency in the southwestern part of the Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Purwodadi.-Administration:Created on 4 March 1726, the Grobogan regency has an area of 1.975,86 km², the second largest regency in the Central Java Province, and has a population of ...

    , Central Java
    Central Java
    Central Java is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang. It is one of six provinces on the island of Java.This province is the province of high Human Development in Indonesia and its Points Development Index countries is equivalent to Lebanon. The province of Central Java...

  • Bedugul Botanical Garden
    Bedugul is a mountain lake resort area in Bali, Indonesia, located in the centre-north region of the island near Lake Bratan on the road between Denpasar and Singaraja. Bedugul is located at north of the city of Denpasar...

    , Bali
    Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east...

English economic journal

June 2011: To increase LIPI's reputation around the world, and give Indonesian researchers more international credibility from currently ranked about 220th in the world, LIPI has launched a biannual English-language journal, Review of Indonesian Economic and Business Studies (RIEBS).

Join projects

Together with Japan's National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
The , or NITE is an incorporated administrative agency , established by Japanese government, aiming to contribute to the “safety and security of life” supported by reliable technology and information.- History :...

, Indonesian Institute of Sciences have significantly increased Indonesia's microbial collection record from 200 to 6,500 between 2003 to 2009 and more than 1,800 microbes are believed to be new discoveries.

External links

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